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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 23-26 (June 2-5)

    Day 23, June 2 A long and exhausting day. Any day that starts at dawn in Hayden Valley is like that. Unfortunately, the fog lingered through much of the morning, so visibility was non-existent for a while. The Lake area was beautiful, but no wildlife aside from geese and bison appeared in the morning mist. Really hoped for a grizzly,

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 19-22 (May 29 – June 1)

    Day 19, May 29 Even though it was my last day of “freedom” before my group tours commenced, I chose to sleep in. I won’t have many opportunities to do that in the coming weeks. We got a late start, but still saw a black bear just inside the NE gate, bighorn ewes (with my first lamb of spring) and

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Day 18 (May 28)

    Day 18, May 28 I immediately transitioned to playing tour guide for family on Thursday. So I forced them to wake up at 5 and hit the road much earlier than they’d prefer, just as my dad did to me during our first Yellowstone trip back in ’88. Unfortunately, it was extremely wet and foggy in the morning. We drove

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Day 17 (May 27)

    Day 17, May 27 It was the last day of my private three day tour. Since my client was still focused solely on wolves, we had to get out to the Lamar early, and were prepared to stay there all day if necessary. Luckily, it didn’t come to that… We arrived at Hitching Post close to 6am, and joined the

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 14-16 (May 24-26)

    From here on out I’m leading tours in the park, so reports will be truncated. Day 14, May 24 A transit day, dropping off Jenn and picking up my client. Most notable sightings were a badger in Little America in the morning, a cinnamon black bear coming to the river in the Lamar Canyon in the afternoon, and insane amounts

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